4 years ago
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
Three weeks ago I got a Proboat Sonicwake deep V fast electric
This appears to be a replacement for their previous model
Very interesting self righting method with a water tank on the port side, slots in the deck and a large exit point at the stern
Idea is that if it capsizes, water will enter through the slots and as it draws the boat under, the air trapped in the hull will self right it.
If the boat is stationary in the water, it will list to port due to water entering through the stern outlet
and when power is applied it will empty out. Bit scary to watch at first as I thought the boat was on its way to Davy Jones. I use waterproof
marine clear tape to seal around the hatch ever time I use it.
The quality of the hull raises a few concerns. This relates to its ABS construction as the vast majority of similar boats at that price are made of fibreglass
which is much more rigid and would be more suitable for the high speed
s. Makers claim it does 50 MPH plus on 6S lipos. The electric
s however are excellent with the exception of the external quality of the Horizon Hobby STX2 TX which looks a bit "toyish".
For myself, this is not relevant as I replace all my wheel TXs with the "stick type" and I found that the Futaba T2HR fulfils all requirements and worked well when I sailed the boat.
I have not yet changed the stock prop for an Octura one, the latter works great on my Blackjack 29 with a noticeable increase in performance. The motor
is a Dynamite Marine W.C brushless
1900 KV with a 120 amp W.C ESC . 😁😋